Macromedia and Netscape working on next-generation Web animation

CobraBoy (
Wed, 11 Mar 1998 08:42:19 -0800

This guy is wacked, but does come up with one good one from time to time.

> Thanks to a tip from a reader, Rumors has been able to confirm
>that Macromedia -- in
> cooperation with Netscape and another partner whose identity
>remains unclear -- is
> working on a next-generation Web multimedia standard, code-name
>FireWorks, that
> combines the best of Shockwave, Flash, Java, and other technologies.
> According to one source, FireWorks will not operate as a browser
>Plug-In, but will
> instead interact directly with the browser core (Java is involved,
>but detail is lacking).
> This will reportedly be extremely fast, use minimal amounts of
>RAM, and support a
> number of new capabilities; possibly including three-dimensional
>animation, a source
> hinted.


If you can get someone who's smart enough to help you,
sometimes you put up with some of their idiocyncracies. - Gil Amelio

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